Like most scholarship questions, I had to think long and hard about how to answer this question. In my belief, I should be considered for the Mother Clarice Baldwin Scholarship because I am a strong academic student, I am in good standing with my church, and school is more than just a waste of time for me. I finished my high school years as a second honors student with a GPA of 3.6. This was difficult for me because I was enrolled in college courses as well as my high school courses. I was enrolled in college courses because I was a part of a dual grad program and received my Associate of the Arts degree along with my high school diploma. Some of these college classes include Psychology, Sociology, National Government, Human Biology and many more. Throughout my high school career, I was involved in multiple clubs. These clubs include fashion club, rotary club (Junior Rotarian), future educators club, and ambassadors club. In these clubs, I was able to open up to people, make new friends, and increase my skills in certain areas.
As I stated above, I should also be considered for this scholarship because I am in good standing with my local church. At my assembly, Christ Apostolic Church, I am the youth assistant under the directory of Minister Andrea Eston-Tensley. In this position, I help her to plan youth days and open myself up to the other young people when they need my help. I am also willing to give up some of my time if it means that I can help brighten the day of another young person. Aside from being the youth assistant, I am a member of the choir and have participated in it for quite a few years. Now, as well as being in the choir, I also help the director with directing some songs and I am a member of the praise and worship team. Finally, at my local church, I participate in many church-related events. At our church we have events that happen throughout the year, and if I am able to, I participate in as many as I can. Some of these events include our community day where we reach out to our community and give back to them; our mothers day tea party where the young girls at our church express their love towards their mothers, and our graduation parties, where I help decorate and plan the order of service according to what our youth leader would like in order to celebrate the upcoming graduates. These are just a few of the events that I participate in.
Finally, I am a good candidate for this scholarship because I take school very seriously. After my schooling, I plan to go far in life. With the help of this scholarship, I will be one step closer to achieving my life goals and aspirations. This scholarship will not be taken lightly and I will try my hardest to get the best grades that I can. While in school, I plan on focusing my attention more on my studies than going out and partying every night. I plan on working hard and becoming the best student that I can be. In conclusion, I believe that I am a good candidate for this scholarship because I am a strong academic student, I participate in many events at my local church, and school means more to me than just a building of teachers.